Male Sexual Health
Ejaculatory Dysfunction (EJD)
This is a common sexual problem in men.
It could be divided into:
This is the most prevalent form of Male sexual Dysfunction. Definition of what constitutes Premature Ejaculation varies but most agree that ejaculation before penetration is troublesome. Most ejaculatory problems are hormonally mediated and involve neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. DE is characterized by a man’s inability to ejaculate in a reasonable
period under normal sexual stimulation. RE occurs when the semen intended for propulsion out the urethral meatus is directed backwards into the urinary bladder. This is most commonly due to intrinsic problems with the internal sphincter of the bladder. AE specifically refers to the lack of ejaculation that may or may not be coupled with an orgasm.
Pharmacologic treatments for PE exist, and off-label therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) is currently the most favoured
clinical approach. SSRIs exhibit the well-established side effect of delaying
ejaculation and, at higher doses, causing AE and anorgasmia.
It is also important to understand that EJD coexists with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy(BPH) and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms(LUTS) in men. The drugs used to treat BPH like Tamsulosin are notorious in causing Retrograde Ejaculation.
Anejaculation can be treated with Sympathomimetic drugs, vibrators and electroejaculation. The penile vibrator acts by providing a strong stimulus for a long duration to the penis. Vibrator stimulation results in ejaculation in about 60% of men suffering from a neurological (spinal cord) injury. This is a simple and quite effective way of retrieving semen in people with anejaculation.In electroejaculation, an electrical current is applied through the rectum under anaesthesia in normal individuals and without anaesthesia in people with neurological injuries.